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PRESS RELEASE UPAA Alumni Awards Ceremony, 19 August 2023

The University of the Philippines Alumni Association (UPAA) Bestows Honors on the 2023 UPAA Alumni Awardees at Ang Bahay ng Alumni

On 19 August 2023, 6:00 PM, the UPAA will hold the Awarding Ceremonies of the 2023 UPAA Alumni Awardees at Ang Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman, Quezon City.

The UPAA Awardees are outstanding individuals recognized for their leadership, achievements, service, and contributions to create positive change in the country and in the world. This year’s awards for Most Distinguished Alumna/Alumnus are given to Maria Leonor Gerona-Robredo (AB’86) and Arsenio M. Balisacan (MS’82).

The UPAA gives the Lifetime Distinguished Achievement Awards to Lourdes J. Cruz, (BSChem’62), Nathaniel A. Von Einsiedel (BSArch’68), Gisela Padilla-Concepcion (BSChem’75 cl; MS’82; PhD’95), and Rene S. Santiago (BSCE’70 cl).

The UPAA grants the Distinguished Alumni Awards to individuals with outstanding achievements in their fields of endeavour. This year’s awardees are Roberto A. Alejandro in Art as Advocacy; Peter S. Nery in Championing Hiligaynon Literature and Regional Culture; Bryan Jayson T. Borja in Community Empowerment; Jose Edgardo G. Sunico in Corporate Social Responsibility; Raul B. Villanueva in Court Administration/Public Service; Regalado T. Jose, Jr. in Cultural Heritage Work and Advocacy; Filomena Magno-Cantoria in Education and Societal Development; Manuel Peter Paul C. Jorge II in Empowerment Through Health Education; Francisco G. Delfin, Jr. in Energy Geosciences; Manuel L. Logroño in Enterprise Development and Corporate Governance; Chan Huan Chyang in Entrepreneurship; Zaldy B. Patron in Foreign Service; Sylvia Estrada-Claudio in Gender Equality or Women Empowerment; El Cid R. Butuyan in Good Governance and Anti-Corruption; Lilia Catris-Guillermo in Good Governance and Public Service; Remedios Calma-Cruz in Human Resource Development and Empowerment; Giselle Lourdes Mangona-. Manalo in Innovation in Public Health Education; Alex B. Brillantes, Jr. in Innovative Public Administration Education; Floro R. Francisco in International Labor Relations; Alexis D.L. Reyes in Medicine (Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics); Imelda O. Degay in Nutrition Education; Celia C. Carlos in Public Service; Raul C. Pagdanganan in Public Health Promotion; Maria Asuncion A. Silvestre in Public Health Promotion (Newborn Care); Gerry A. Camer in Science and Technology; Juan Carlos T. Gonzalez in Science and Technology; Milagrosa Martinez-Goss in Science and Technology (Phycology); Lulu Carandang-Bravo in Science and Technology (Vaccine Research); and Victor B. Ella in Soil & Water Resources Management.

The UP Epsilon Chi Fraternity Alumni, Inc. receives the UPAA Distinguished Service Award for an Alumni Chapter. Rico V. Domingo, Norberto P. Mendoza, and Bienvenido I. Somera, Jr. are the recipients of the UPAA Presidential Awards.

The UPAA Multigenerational Alumni Family Award is given to a family with alumni in consecutive generations. In 2023, the Ramirez family gets the recognition with four generations of UP alumni. Three-generational alumni families with the same award are the Baconguis, Castelo, Guzman, Magno, Malate, Pangalangan, Riego-Javier, Rodriguez-Martinez-Nelson, and Valencia families.

About the UPAA Alumni Awards:

The annual UPAA Alumni Awards is an independent award program that gives recognition to UP graduates with exceptional achievements in their fields, careers, or vocations. The works of these outstanding alumni bring substantial benefit to society and give distinction to the University. The UPAA recognizes the achievements and contributions of individuals and organizations whose efforts impact the community at the local, national, or international level.

FROM: UPAA Secretariat
Contact mobile number: 0917 837 2098; 7910-6390

In memoriam david lim

David Lim, Epsilon Chi, Batch 70C

Yesterday, our Fraternity The UP Epsilon Chi Fraternity lost one of its pillars. Brod David Lim joined the fraternity only 6 years from its founding. He was part of the many Filipino Chinese brods who joined during the 70s.

The brods would later joke that the “Chi” stood for “Chinese”. During this time, the existence of the Fraternity was continuously challenged. Dave would later be at the center of the first rumble of the fraternity.

After graduating with a Degree in Electrical Engineering, he would become one of the stalwarts of the Philippine Semiconductor Industry. He would be assigned to many countries as a top executive of different companies, and was part of Dynetics Semicon. Later in his career he would be setting up his own semicon company which he managed up until he passed away. He was one brod who would always be present in almost all frat activities. He would always be one of the first brods to help residents and alumni be that financially or just moral support.

Although he was a senior brod, he would always mingle with the younger brods. He was what we fratmen call a PANATIKO since he was a resident until his demise. Borrowing from another brod “ he had a goal, he had a way, and he was a man distinguished”.

Paalam Brod Dave. Hanggang sa muli nating pagkikita.

Emman Llanes

Message from the Chi epsilon alumni governor

Message SRG Joy Cruz: Good afternoon sisses! First of many firsts, I would like to thank the sisses who reached out to our residents who were stranded in the campus.

A special mention to Camille Dailo Encarnacion, for the initiative and swift action. I only have two words for you, sis, “Thank” and “You”. Thank you!!

To our residents, your good work do not go unnoticed. You were there in Taal, and still at it in this pandemic. Your spirit is unstoppable to do what is good and just.

You do every Chi Ep proud. To the general membership of the Chi Epsilon AA, we at the Board of Trustees are more than thankful for your overwhelming show of support to our AA.

With your contributions, we are in a better position now to be of service in this difficult time we are all facing. We have sisses in the medical field who are in the frontlines, braving the dangers as they go to work each day. We have family members who are in the same predicament.

We might have sisses who lost their livelihood. These are challenging times. We are all treading uncertain waters. Every second we are battling an invisible enemy. For those whose heads are still up, we are appealing for your unwavering support so that collectively we may be able to reduce the impact this pandemic is causing our members and communities.

Rest assured the Board of Trustees is finding ways to deliver.

Thank you and may our good Lord bless us all.

Joy Martha Cruz

rADIANA by abe bulaclac, 67-A


In radiant light, mine eyes witnessed a fellowship true and bond so strong In solo flight, I yearned and longed to be in The Circle and belong

By a Radian invite, I was summoned a test of mettle to join their ranks
With humble, determined application my all I mustered to this task

Within the radiance of The Circle its rites and tenets fervidly assumed
As nurtured I God’s gifts and talents for the Circle’s, School’s and Nation’s ends With Radian blood now in my veins t’ward a calling I set my track

With Radian blood now in my veins t’ward a calling I set my track With confidence so ever sure was I my brothers always have my back

I live for Radians and with Radians they are with me as I with them This environ, for me utopia indeed it is – in Radiana !

Abe Bulaclac
Epsilon Chi, 67-A

Relay for Life of San Diego

This year we will be participating in the Relay for Life of San Diego sponsored by the American Cancer Society. This will be held on August 11 -12, 2018 9am to 9am. This is a very worthy cause and one way of giving back to the community. Our team name is PAG-ASA with UP Epsilon Chi. Our Team Leaders are Joy and Gino Coronel 76A.

Here are the details:

Our event: Relay for Life of San Diego on Aug 11-12 9am to 9am at Liberty Station

Team Name: PAG-ASA with Epsilon Chi

Relay Donations: There are several ways you can donate

  1. Regular non Luminaria Donation
  2. Donation by Luminaria

Luminaria bags are lit in the evening of the event and everyone walks solemnly in procession by or around the bags.

Luminaria bags are $10 each

A Luminaria bag will have the name of a person you are honoring… someone who has passed from, survived, or is currently fighting cancer. You can add a message.

No limit on Luminarias purchased.

You can purchase many Luminarias for the same person.


Donations are tax deductible

If you register to join the team AND donate $100 or more by regular donation, Luminaria or a combination of both, you get a relay shirt. T-shirts are passed on to the team captain.

If you are a cancer survivor and register to join the team, any amount of donation will get you a cancer survivor shirt.

You can ask others to relay with or donate under our team.

You can choose to make your donation anonymous

You do not need to stay onsite for the whole event if you plan to relay.

Donation receipts are mailed to you for tax purposes.

To avail of the free shirt, your $100 or more donation (survivor-any amount) has to be turned in by end of June. T-shirts are ordered by ACS on the first week of July.

You can do online donations via our team page or offline by check.


Here’s the link to our team:


“Join our Team”

Where you register and join our team

If you are not donating or have not thought about how much you are donating, but want to be acknowledged as part of the team, you start here.


Where you make a regular donation

Where you go if you are now registered and want to make a regular donation. Please make sure you use the same info you used when you registered (name, email address) to be properly credited.

“Dedicate a Luminaria”

Where you go if you want to purchase a Luminaria

Where you go if you are now registered and want to purchase a Luminaria using your registration info.

TIP: If you want to purchase a Luminaria AND make a regular donation, this is where you go because it will also ask you if you want to make a donation other than the Luminaria.

Additional info:

Donation Receipts will be emailed, not mailed to the donor.

To recap:

You can show your support to the team by doing one or all of the following:

  1. Participate in the onsite relay event
  2. Donate to the cause
  3. Ask others to participate onsite and/or donate to the cause

Please let us know if you have any questions, suggestions or clarifications…

Please forward to other brods and sisses who are not on this distributionme

Mar Santos 70A for

Joy and Gino Coronel 76A (Team Leaders)

UP Chi Epsilon Anniversary Ball, August 25, 2018

Good day Brother Radians!

We would like to cordially invite you to join us as we celebrate UP CHI EPSILON SORORITY’s 45th year anniversary.

This gorgeous event will happen on night of August 25, 2018 at Edsa Shangri-La Hotel, Santan Hall. Registration starts at 6 in the evening and program will commence from 7 to 11 PM.

Please see the details in the invitation poster below. Should you have questions, kindly reach out to me (dhim) thru my contact details:

FB – Dimple Pedrina
Mobile- 09277148388

Thank you and see you soon!

First, Last and Always,
Srdn. Dimple
Alumnae Association Inc